Children who have
type 2 diabetes should not try to lose weight by
following a fad diet or by enrolling in a quick-fix weight loss program. Most
doctors recommend that overweight children eat a healthy diet that provides
appropriate calories to prevent further weight gain.
is appropriate if your child is overweight and he or she has reached adult
height. In some severe cases, weight loss before your child reaches his or her
full adult height may be needed.
Other types of treatment for diabetes are provided by therapists or
others who do not operate within mainstream medical practice. None of these
complementary therapies have been proved to be effective in treating diabetes.
But your child may benefit from safe, nontraditional therapies that complement
conventional medical treatment for the disease. Talk with your doctor before
seeking any complementary therapies for your child.
This information is produced and provided by the National
Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National
Institute via the Internet web site at http://
.gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
August 16, 2013
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